In regard to the somewhat ambiguous statement in the Transcript article, copy of which you have, I am as much at sea as you, for we have nothing other than a copy of the article, exactly like the one which I gave to you. I am sorry that the information I am able to give you is so meagre, but I feel somewhat relieved to be in position to set you right on the question of Miss Hale's ownership of the Princess' Piano.
Wishing you success with your work, I am,
Very truly yours, Margaret E. Connell, Secretary.
At the Centennial Celebration at New Ipswich (1850) the orator said:—
Thirty years ago, few ears had been delighted with the sound even of the tinkling pianos of that day. . . A great and happy change has been wrought in social life.
And to whom is it owing?
Is it not to one of our own citizens?
Do we not remember him as he quietly plied the saw, the plane and the lathe by yonder hill?
It is Chickering.
Mr. Chickering was there present, having then constru